Business Notes

Business Notes

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Intelligent Office of Reston presents the second in their ongoing Intelligent Business series of breakfast seminars titled, “Overcoming The Challenges Of A Growing Business” presented by Chevy Chase Bank on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 7:30-9 a.m.

The event is free and includes breakfast. To attend, RSVP to Amanda Koenig of Intelligent Office at 703-766-6500 or e-mail For more details and directions, visit

Halloween Candy buy back to benefit Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., hosted by Dr. Tisseront at Tisseront Orthodontics, Saturday, Nov. 4, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., in front of the office at 11720 Plaza America Drive, Suite 110, in the Plaza America Shopping Center off of Sunset Hills Road in Reston.

Dr. Tisseront and his team will pay $2 for each pound of leftover Halloween candy brought in; $1 goes to the one who brings in the candy, and $1 will go to Children’s National Medical Center in D.C. Anyone who brings 3 lbs. or more will receive a raffle ticket to win an iPod Shuffle. This year’s goal is 500 lbs., with a limit of 1,000 lbs. Visit

Business and Professional Women of Greater Fairfax will host Dr. Irene Trowell-Harris, Maj. Gen. (Ret.), Director of the Center for Women Veterans at the Veterans Administration, speaking on “Life After the Military” at its monthly dinner meeting Monday, Nov. 13, 6:30-9 p.m., at Tysons Corner Embassy Suites, 8517 Leesburg Pike, Vienna. Cost of the meeting is $25 for members and $30 for non-members. For information and reservations, call Sandy Amato at 703-405-2631.

Northrop Grumman Corporation has named Michael Springman chief information officer for the company’s Mission Systems sector. Springman is responsible for establishing the strategic direction and leadership of all information systems and information technology activities in the Mission Systems sector. Springman joined Northrop Grumman in 1977 and most recently served as division director of battle command for Northrop Grumman Mission Systems.

CMSS Architects has moved its Northern Virginia office to accommodate a growing staff. The new office is located at 11921 Freedom Drive, Suite 250, in Reston. The phone number, 703-481-6677, remains the same.

Over the past two decades, CMSS has received more than 70 national, state and local design awards from organizations such as the American Institute of Architects, the American Society of Landscape Architects, and the American Society of Interior Designers.

Robert H. Moran Jr., CFP from Reston is among a group of financial advisors recognized in Virginia Business Magazine’s special report on the “The Winner’s Circle,” an annual ranking of the top financial advisors in the state of Virginia. Moran was selected for this honor based upon following the industry’s best practices and on a range of qualifications including revenue and customer satisfaction. Moran has been with Merrill Lynch 25 years in May serving corporate and individual investors with comprehensive financial solutions, including concentrated stock management, asset management, estate planning and philanthropy.

IdeaInteractiveMedia, a full service web and print design studio, has opened its offices at 11426 Washington Plaza West, on the quay side of Lake Anne, in Lake Anne Village Center. A large part of IdeaInteractiveMedia’s services includes Adobe/Macromedia software training by vendor certified instructors for individuals and organizations. IdeaInteractiveMedia is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays and extended hours, by appointment. For more information call 703-707-2030 or visit

Reston Hospital Center has joined a state-wide hospital quality initiative coordinated by the Virginia Health Quality Center. The Hospital Quality Initiative – Appropriate Care to Virginians is focused on using hospital best practices and evidence based medicine to provide appropriate and effective care for patients suffering from acute myocardial infarctions, heart failure and pneumonia. Reston Hospital Center is a member of HCA Virginia, a network of locally managed hospitals, surgery centers and outpatient diagnostic and treatment facilities in central, southwest and northern Virginia.